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Ruby Mae (Reagan) Brown
Aug 26, 1906 - Feb 2, 1932

Written in Memory of a Real True Friend, Mrs. Ruby Brown who died February 2, 1932.
The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeagan. She was born August 26, 1906. She was born and reared at Montfort. She became a Christian and joined the Baptist church at the age of fifteen years. She only lived a short life, just twenty-five years and five months. But she leaves many friends and a host of relatives, who mourn her early departure. To know her was to love her. She was an obedient daughter, a faithful wife, a kind and loving mother, a thoughtful sister and an affectionate friend. Being so devoted to her home and God she was very patient in her temptations and trials. God says in His blessed book he would not give us more than we could withstand. So our Ruby was taken. Why she was taken so young, we cannot understand. Though God has a purpose for all things. So He says, "Well done, they good and faithful servant, enter now into the joys of the Lord. Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over greater things."
The deceased was buried at Bazette. The remains was laid to rest beneath a bower of beautiful flowers by the side of her fathers tomb who went on two years before. it is our loss, but heaven's gain. Those who survive he husband, Floyd Brown, two little sons, William Reagan and Sharles Alvin, a mother Mrs. C. W. Reagan; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Holloway, Mrs. Annie Griffin, Mrs. Jesie Mitcham, Mrs. Hattie Frazier; a twin brother, Ray Reagan and a host of people

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William Jefferson Ellison

ELLISON - Ennis, Tex., Nov. 19 - William Ellison commander of Camp James Longstreet, united Confederate Veterans, died here last night, aged 66 years. He enlisted at Columbus, Miss., and several through the war in Walthall's Brigade. The remains will be taken to Bazette tonight for burial.

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Faye Irene (Bunch) Field
Feb 18, 1912 - Dec 22, 2011

LONGVIEW  — Services for Faye Irene Bunch Field, 99, of Longview, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Michael Schutz and the Rev. David Lindwall officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Bazette Baptist Cemetery in Kerens, Texas, under the direction of Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road.

Mrs. Field passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011, in Longview.

Mrs. Field was born February 18, 1912, in Powell, Texas, to Henry William and Alice Vivian Howard Bunch. She taught Bible at Kilgore Junior College and Longview High School. She taught English at North Texas State University and University of Houston.

After retiring from teaching in her 60s, Mrs. Field began a second career as an author and authored five books and more than 600 published articles. She was also an accomplished book reviewer, giving monthly book reviews at Longview First United Methodist Church. She also taught a Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church for more than 60 years.

Mrs. Field was honored by the city of Longview with "Faye Field Day" in January 2001 and was a 2010 "Star Over Longview" recipient honored by Longview Regional Medical Center. She was a presenter at the East Texas Baptist University Writers' Conference in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2006, she, along with her late husband, received the Cornerstone Award for outstanding service to Longview ISD.

Mrs. Field is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Gliceria Field; granddaughter, Juliet Belen and husband, John; grandson, Tommy Samuel Field and wife, Emily; two great-grandchildren, John Michael Belen and Jessica Faye Belen; sister, Vivian "Bunnie" Bunch Reed; nieces, Becky Supercinski, Sandra Hancock and Peggy Holt; and numerous cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. Field was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T.G. Field; one brother, Roy Bunch; and three sisters, Esther Bunch Washam, Ethel Bunch Pevehouse and Dollie Bunch Wilson.

The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Cassie Evans and Barbara Cruea, Beacon Hospice and caregiver, Brenda Jeffery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Samuel Field, John Belen, Lee Supercinski, Frank Supercinski, Edward Aleman, Raymond Keese and Andy Williams.

The family requests memorials be made to Asbury House Child Enrichment Center, 320 S. Center Street, Longview, TX 75601.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2011, at Welch Funeral Home.


Audrey Wayne (Sheppard) Foster
Jul 7, 1930 - Nov 6, 2012

Audrey Wayne (Sheppard) Foster, 82, resident of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 12 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Audrey was born in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Clint Sheppard and Maud Ellen Williams Sheppard. She graduated from Noth Texas University in 1950 with a Bachelors of Music Education and in 1962 with a Masters of Music Education.


Thomas Lee Ross
1868 - Nov 9, 1939

Services for THOMAS L. ROSS
Funeral services for THOMAS L. ROSS, aged 70 years, were held in the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday morning and interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. H. F. WEATHERS, pastor of the Full Gospel Church, conducted the rites. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; one daughter Mrs. MINNIE FOSTER of Houston, a grandson OTIS FOSTER of Houston, and two stepsons, J. B. MURPHY of San Antonio and HARRY CREASY of Fort Worth. Pallbearers were C.W. CLARKTON, MICK LYNCH, FRANK COOK, W. H. JESTER, ELBERT NEELEY, and F. T. JENNINGS. 

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Corsicana, Texas - Tuesday, November 14, 1939 - Page 5

Letha Mae (Lord) Gaddy
May 13, 1917 - Mar 17, 1983

Mrs. Letha Mae Gaddy, 65, of Houston and native of Navarro County, died Thursday in Houston.

Service is Saturday, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bryan King officiating. Burial will be at Younger Cemetery.

She was a member of the Baptist church and lived in Houston 23 years.

Survivors include her husband, O. L. (Bud) Gaddy, of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Baer, of Houston; two grandsons: two brothers, Winsor W. Lord, of Corsicana, and M. M. Lord, of Quitman; one sister, Mrs. Evie Brown, of Richland; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Donald Brown, Melvin Farmer, J. D. Farmer, Bobby Thomas, Dale Thomas, and Ronald Slone.

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Eva Lena (Upchurch) Miller
Jul 24, 1893 - Apr 8, 1982

Eva Miller

Eva Miller, 94, of Corsicana, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Service is 11 a.m. Saturday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Claude Holcomb officiating. Burial in Pursley Cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Jessie Miller, of Corsicana, Ben Miller and G. L. Miller, both of Dallas, and J. E. Miller, of Irving; three daughters, Grace Rinker, of Corsicana, Mrs. Ray Hickson, of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Alfred Horner, of Dallas; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. G. L. Grivelle, of Lubbock.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Ira Allen Davis
May 31, 1885 - Jan. 23, 1966

I. A. Davis, 80, Rites Monday
Ira Allen Davis, 80, route 1, Purdon, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Griffin Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Wylie M. Smith conducting and Rev. Joe Wilbanks assisting. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Davis, a retired farmer, was a native and lifelong resident of Purdon area, living all of his life on the farm where he was born.

Surviving him are his wife of Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Warren, Corsicana; a grandson and two granddaughters; and eight great-grandsons.

Pallbearers were Thomas Dyer, A. H. Murry, Myrrel Crawford, Pete Lane, Arvine Mathis, Arlie Pillow and W. C. Gunn, Jr.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 24, 1966
  • 1st wife Leona Boyd (Cope) Davis  2nd wife Viletta (Lane) Davis  s/o John Barton Davis and Miranda Jane (Kimbrell) Davis

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ellis Williams
abt 1911 - Oct 19, 1918

Died at State Home.

Ellis Williams, aged seven years, died at the State Home Saturday night and the remains were interred in the Home cemetery Sunday afternoon. The child had been in the Home only a short time and came here from the Tarrant County home suffering from a leaky heart, and has been in bed since he arrived here.

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William Thomas “Bill” Tramel
Dec 3, 1911 - Aug 30, 1987

W. T. Tramel
W. T. “Bill” Tramel, 75, of Kerens died Sunday in Kerens.

Service is 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a lifelong resident of Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Tramel of Kerens; a son, Billy Tramel of Kerens; a daughter, Nelda Lowery of Kerens; three grandchildren, Jaymi Ezell, Tommy Parker and William Lynn Tramel, all of Kerens; five sisters, Mildred Warren, Leolra Warren, both of Kerens, Etta Brown of Powell, Vennie Nelson of Corsicana and Betty Mann of Fort Worth; and two brothers, John Tramel of Tom Bean and Foy Brown of Kerens; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jim Ezell, Terry Brown, Don Brown, Sims Goodwin, James Warren and Lynn Goodwin.

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Ruth (Willard) Smith
Aug 7, 1902 - Apr 22, 1991

Mrs. Ruth Smith
Mrs. Ruth Smith, 88, of Mineola, Texas, died April 22, 1991, in Mineola.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield, with the Rev. Bert Bagley officiating. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery in Fairfield.

She was born Aug. 7, 1902, in Fairfield, and had been a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Pfister of Mineola, Doris Sevier of Clifton, Texas, and Ann Melder of Galveston; two sons, Billie Smith of Duncanville, and Tolbert “Buddy” Smith of Mingus, Texas,; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ben Willard of Waxahachie, Preston Willard, Dallas, and Bert Willard of Fairfield; and one sister, Mrs. Bess Metzgar.

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Mrs. Josie Martin
Nov 11, 1884 - Mar 14, 1983

Mrs. Josie Martin
Mrs. Josie Martin, 98, of Pelham, died Monday at her home.

Service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church at Pelham with the Rev. Mrs. Joan Washington officiating. Burial will follow in Pelham Cemetery.

She was a lifelong resident of Pelham and until a few weeks ago she remained active in her church.

Surviving are a son, Lewis Martin, Dallas; five daughters, Miss A. M. Martin, Pelham, Olga Johnson and Buna Martin, Fort Worth, Lucy Martin, Dallas, and Zelma Lee Hines, Los Angeles, Calif.; a number of grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.

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Piercy Jane (Edmundson) Bartlett
Dec 4, 1886 - Jul 5, 1982

Mrs. H. C. Bartlett

Mrs. H. C. Bartlett, 95, of Rice, died Monday at her residence in Rice.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Barton, of Rice.

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George Washington Brown
Nov 1, 1901 - Oct 13, 1969

G. W. Brown

G. W. Brown, 67, a native of Centerville, and a Richland resident for the past 28 years died Monday in Wortham. He was a retired employe of Bethlehem Steel and a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson in charge. Interment will be in the Richland Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. G. W. Brown of Richland, four sons, Richard Brown of Athens, Billy Brown of Dallas, and Donald and David Brown both of Richland.

He is also survived by six grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. A. R. Scott, of Tenn., Mrs. Charlie Garland of Houston, and Mrs. Barbara Lord of Wilmer; three brothers, A. J. Brown of Oklahoma, Otis Brown of California, and H. L. Brown of Odessa.

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Elvie Martin
Feb 28, 1905 - Oct 12, 1969

Elvie Martin Rites Wednesday
Elvie Martin, 65, lifelong Corsicana resident, died Sunday at his home at 1609 E. 9th Ave.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Powell with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial will be in the Elm Flat cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Irma; four daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Holmes, Mrs. Julia Ballard, Miss Irma Martin and Miss Erma Jean Martin, all of Corsicana; three sons, L. V. Martin, and Bill Martin both of Dallas, and Gene Martin of Corsicana; two step-sons, Freddy Smith, Gragevine, and James Smith, Corsicana; 36 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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John Madison Elrod
Dec 13, 1874 - May 12, 1955

J. M. Elrod Dies Early Wednesday

J. M. Elrod, 80, pioneer resident of the Drane community, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning.

He was a native of Texas and resided at Brushy Creek and Drane all of his live. He was a farmer.

Surviving are a son, Wayne Elrod; a granddaughter, Betty Elrod; a grandson, Jackie Elrod, all of Drane; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Mills, Houston, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery near Drane.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Morgan Garrett, pastor of the Central Methodist church, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be J. H. Sutton, J. H. McDonald, J. S. Hicks, R. A. Weeks, W. E. Weeks, and C. G. Denbow. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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William Jackson Hammett
May 16, 1873 - Jul. 8, 1956

Former Guard At Huntsville Dies
KERENS, July 9—(Spl.)—W. J. Hammett, 83, former Texas prison guard for 15 years, died at his home north of Kerens Sunday afternoon following an extended illness, Hammett was a life-long resident of this area and was engaged in farming except while serving with the prison guard units at Huntsville and Sugarland.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Bazette Baptist cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Gilliham, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens, two daughters, Mrs. Essie Mae Johnson, Palestine, and Mrs. Garrett Holcomb, Trinidad; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Johnson, Kerens, and Mrs. George Enoden, Washington, D. C.; 10 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 9, 19561st wife Clara E. (Brady) Hammett 2nd wife Rosa Lula (Ratliff) Hammett buried at Trinidad City Cemetery, Trinidad, Texas s/o William Isiah Hammett and Amanda Ann (Horn) Hammett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jewell Myradell (Warren) Knapp
Apr 29, 1923 - Nov 4, 2012

On, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, Jewell Myradell Warren Knapp, of Blooming Grove, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, at the age of 89.

Myradell was born in Hillsboro, Texas to Claude Carroll Warren and Alice "Allie" (Barnett) Warren on April 29, 1923. When her mother died in 1929, her father moved the family back to Blooming Grove and that is where she grew up surrounded by the citizens of a small town who, in the absence of her mother, cared for her and nurtured her into adulthood. She never forgot their kindness and often related stories to the family about these special people in her life.

Myradell, also known as "Wop" to her friends and Myra in the workplace, graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1940. While in school, she loved the game of basketball and scored many points for the "Lions". After graduation, she played semi-pro softball in Ennis for K. Wolens. When the war started, Myradell worked for Consolidated Aircraft in Ft. Worth and, as a lot of women did in World War II, worked as a maintenance worker on airplanes and drove a forklift.

On August 3, 1945, Myradell married Joseph Greer Knapp of Kaufman, Texas. After living in San Angelo for a few years, they made their home in Fort Worth, where they raised their son and daughter.

At the age of 49, and after her children were grown, Myradell decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and became a nurse after attending St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Fort Worth. She worked as a geriatric nurse in Ft. Worth for Stanford Convalescent Center and then, after moving to Corsicana, worked for Corsicana Nursing Home until her retirement. She loved her time as a nurse and her patients came first.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers, J.D. "Bud" Warren and wife Roberta Baggett Warren and George Inman "Buster" Warren and wife Mary Hill Stevenson Warren.

Surviving are a son, Joseph Warren Knapp and wife Nancy of Benbrook; and daughter, Karen Knapp Rost and husband, Pete of Blooming Grove. Also surviving are grandchildren, Shari Knapp Smith and husband, John of Springfield VA; Amy Rost Munn and husband Dustin of Maypearl and Shelley Rost Kruse and husband Micah of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Carson Smith, Sarah Munn, Sabrina Munn and Michael Munn; step-great-grandchildren, Justin Munn and wife Kristi, Lauren Munn, and Madison Munn. She was so looking forward to the birth of great-grandchildren, Olivia and Carter Kruse who are due in December. She is also survived by her beloved niece, Lynn Warren Matthews of Dawson.

Myradell loved her family and always looked forward to the family get-togethers. She loved her "Class of 1940" and for many years, enjoyed meeting with them each October for Homecoming. She was a charter member of the Blooming Grove Historical Society and recently joined the members in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication to the museum building. She was a member of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Brother Dan Rogers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blooming Grove Historical Society, P.O. Box 55, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

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Dr. L. Eugene Harris
Nov 25, 1912 - Mar 1, 1993

Dr. L. Eugene Harris, 80, of Marshall, died March 1, 1993, in Longview.

Services were Wednesday, March 3, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Dr. Jack W. Shoultz, the Rev. Pat Day and the Rev. Bill Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Colonial Gardens. Sullivan Family of Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Navarro County, the son of Charles B. and Effie Olivia Harris. He attended Eureka public schools and Mildred High School. He earned his bachelor of science degree and teaching certificate from Stephen F. Austin University. Other graduate and seminary studies were done at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and Illif School of Theology, Denver, Colo. He received his honorary doctorate of divinity from Texas Wesleyan University. He married Rubye Lee Crenshaw on Aug. 4, 1929, in Malakoff. He was granted his local preacher's license on May 18, 1933, by the Methodist Church, Navarro County, Bishop Hay presiding. He served the Texas and Southwest Texas Conferences for the next 40 years and was pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Marshall from 1962 to 1969. In addition to his many pastorates, he served as district superintendent of the San Angelo District.

Dr. Harris promoted Boy Scouts of America in all the churches he served and was chaplain to the World Scout Jamboree in Irvine, Calif. He served on the national committed of Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and received the Silver Beaver Award in the area scout meeting in San Antonio. He organized and was the first president of the Crippled Children's Society of east Texas. The first office (a converted hamburger stand) on U.S. 80 in Longview served Gladewater, Longview and Kilgore. Now known as the Kilgore Treatment Center, it serves all ages and conditions. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and received his 50-year pen in Marshall. He served as chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Texas and was a member of the Red Cross of Constantine. Other activities include the war bond drive during World War II, teaching English while in League City and serving as president of the Rotary Club in Marshall.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Caren Jean Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Rubye Lee Harris of Marshall; two sons, W.
Carroll Harris of Longview and Dana C. Harris of Marshall; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bob (Kate) Lee of Gladewater; two brothers, Jerrel Harris of Stephenville and John Bonner of San Angelo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Justin Harris, Kent Johnston, Mark Rogers, Rex Brown Jr., T.D. Daniels and Charles S. Blalock III.

Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Spencer, Bob Maness, Talmadge Booth, H.
Luke Woodley, B.S. Manly, Rex Brown Sr. and the First United Methodist Church's Men's Bible Class.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund or to the charity of choice.

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Emma Lenora Wallace
Oct 3, 1906 - Mar 5, 1993

Emma Lenora Wallace, 86, of Dallas, died March 5, 1993, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas, with the Rev. Clyde Bizzell officiating. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday at Restland Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1906, in Beckville, Texas, and was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara McKinney of Houston, and Paula Wallace of New Bedford, Mass.; one son, Paul Wallace Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Willie Mae Peacock
June 3, 1908 - Mar 6, 1993

Mrs. Dudley (Willie Mae) Peacock, 84, of Corsicana, died March 6, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth, with John Tabor officiating. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 3, 1908, in Grandview, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth, and a member of University Christian Church of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dudley Peacock.

Survivors include one son, Thomas A. Peacock of Corsicana; two grandsons, Brad Peacock of Houston and Brent Peacock of Arlington; and one granddaughter, Brenda Butler of Fort Worth.

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John Dudley Farish
abt 1937 - Feb 25, 1993

John Dudley Farish, 56, of Angleton, died Feb. 25, 1993, at Brazosport Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services were held Feb. 27, 1993, in Angleton Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Wingate officiating. Arrangements were with Palms Funeral Home of Angleton.

He was an Angleton resident for 27 years and was employed by L.E. Myers for 28 years. He served with the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Farish of Angleton; two sons, James Ray Farish of Angleton and Roger Dale Schardt of Hollister, Calif; two brothers, Beauford Farish of Blooming Grove and Wendell Farish of San Antonio; five sisters, Cleo Brown of Emhouse, Lucile Collier of Prescott, Ariz., Johnie Lynch of Blooming Grove, Bettye Collins of Kilgore and Dean Wheeler of Tyler; and one granddaughter.

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Wynona Power
Oct 24, 1913 - Mar 13, 1993

Wynona Power, 79, of Corsicana, died March 13, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore, Okla., with dr. david Hale officiating. Burial will be in Ardmore, Okla. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Wapanucka, Okla.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jerry Eddins of Corsicana; two grandsons, Michael Eddins and Alan Eddins, both of corsicana; five sisters, Edith Hardcastle of Merridan, Texas, and Bonnie Bound, Marie Snyder, Elna Woodward and Raedoice Woodward, all of Oklahoma City; and several nieces and nephews.

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Lowell C. Ramsey
Sep 13, 1926 - Mar 18, 1993

Lowell C. Ramsey, 66, of Rice, died March 18, 1993, in Rice.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Melissa Cemetery in Melissa, Texas.

He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Mexia. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Ramsey of Rice; his mother, Myrtle Greer Ramsey of Corsicana; one son, Lowell Clyde Ramsey of Alabama; one daughter, Melissa Ann Ramsey of Dallas; one step-son, Jessie R. Clements of Lewisville; two step-daughters, Carolyne Pyles of Mesquite, and Barbara Ramsey of McKinney; two sisters, Francis Ellington of Corsicana, and Velma Black of Farms Branch; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Herman L. McCraw
Mar 17, 1924 - Mar 27, 1993

Herman L. "Blackie" McCraw, 68, of Corpus Christi, died March 27, 1993 in Corpus Christi.

Services were 10 a.m. Monday at the Clifford-Jackson Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.

He was born March 17, 1924, in Purdon and grew up in Corsicana. He was a longtime Corpus Christi resident and was employed as a mechanist at NAS, an insurance salesman and was the owner/operator of Corpus Auto Sales for many years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Cassie McCraw, and a sister, Christine Hansen.

Survivors include his wife, Delia C. McCraw of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Vera Frances Laughterback and Kathy Woodall, both of Oklahoma City; one son, Robert McCraw of Corpus Christi; two brothers, William Alford McCraw of Corpus Christi and Beauford McCraw of Pinehurst; one sister, Opal Parish of Waco; six grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mary Lou Grout of Westminster, Md.; and one stepson, Alan R. Ramirez of Indonesia.

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Charles T. Gordon, Jr.
May 1, 1920 - Nov 3, 1920

Lost Infant Son.

Chas. T., the 6-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gordon, died at the family home in the Oak Grove addition last night after a long illness, and the remains were interred in the Paterson cemetery near Emhouse this afternoon.

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Mary Lue (Cunningham) Nelson-Russell
Feb 14, 1896 - Mar 8, 1970

Russell Rites Are Pending
Funeral services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Lue Russell, 74, who died Saturday in Fort Worth at the Autumn Year Lodge Nursing Home. She was a native of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Russell; two sons, Uless Nelson of Blooming Grove and Leroy Russell of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Annie Lois Clay of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Emma Rogers of Lubbock; a brother, Johnny Dunn of Dallas; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

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George William Orr
Aug 15, 1885 - Jun 07, 1970

Orr Services Set Wednesday
George William Orr, 84, died Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital and funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Andrews A. M. E. Church in the Brushy Prairie Community, of which he was a member.

The Rev. N. H. Franklin will officiate and interment will be in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Mason Brothers Lodge No. 125.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Leo E. Orr of Malakoff and Reed E. Orr of Austin; five daughters, Mrs. Vesper Brown of Austin, Mrs. Lorraine West of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Fordia Lott of Austin, Mrs. Modene Hollaman of Austin, and Mrs. Doris Jones of San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Helen E. Diggs of Ft. Worth and one brother Dr. Howard Orr of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be John West, Luther Hollaman, Robert Lott, Reed E. Orr, Leo Orr, Jr., and Clyde McMullan.

Calhoun Funeral Home will direct services.

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Mary Adams
Feb 10, 1907 - Nov 30, 1973

Mrs. Adams
FROST—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Taylor Chapel Baptist Church in Frost for Mrs. Mary Adams, 66, of Frost who was dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Friday.

Burial will be at Brushie Prairie with Rev. C. D. Deckerd, pastor officiating.

She was a member of Taylor Chapel Baptist Church, where she served as an usher.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Eva Taylor of Fort Worth and Mrs. Birdie Carson of Jewett, Tex.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Katherine Thomas of Frost and Lonnie Simmons of Fort Worth; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include M. C. Williams, Lonzo Wallace, Larremore Smith, Dough Warren, John Hailey, and John L. Lacy.

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John Younger
Sep 12, 1898 - Jan 20, 1966

John Younger Rites Sunday

Funeral services for John Younger, 67, native of Brushie Prairie, who died at his home Thursday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Saints Delight M. E. Methodist church at Brushie Prairie.

Rev. J. B. Phonix, pastor, conducted the rites. Pallbearers were chosen from the F. and A. M. Masonic Fiar View Grand Lodge No. 125. Interment was in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Younger, Dawson; three sons, four daughters, 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a nephew and other relatives.

Calhoun directed.

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Will Cook
Jul 7, 1907 - Apr 6, 1966

Sunday Rites For Will Cook

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the A. M. E. Methodist Church for Will Cook, 58, native of Blooming Grove who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. D. Brown, pastor of the church will officiate, with burial in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors are a wife, Mrs. Ethel Cook, a daughter, Mrs. Willie Ruth Lusk, Dallas; five sisters—Mrs. Pansy Raglin, Dallas, Mrs. Nora Williams, Blooming Grove, Miss Reather Cook, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ivery Lee Clay, Hobbs, New Mexico; three Brothers—Preston, Fairbank, and Arthur Cook; of Dallas; two aunts, two uncles, two grandchildren, and other relatives.

Calhoun will direct.

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Carl Baldwin
Jul 7, 1902 - Nov 23, 1976

Carl Baldwin

Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel for Carl Baldwin, native of Navarro County and resident of Galveston, who died Tuesday in Galveston.

The Rev. Ferrell will officiate, with burial following at Riley Cemetery in Brushie Prairie.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vannie Baldwin of Galveston; a brother, Brady Baldwin of Brushie Prairie; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Daniels of Oklahoma and Mrs. Betty Turner of Kansas City; a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Rural Nelson
Feb 25, 1922 - Mar 22, 1976

Rural Nelson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Crest Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas for Rural Nelson, 54, resident of Dallas.

Graveside services will be at St. Delight Cemetery in the Brushie Prairie Community. Local arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He was a member of the True Purpose Baptist Church in Dallas and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two brothers, Curtis Nelson of Waco and James Nelson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Gurtie Wills of Michigan and Mrs. Opal Williams of Dallas.

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Della Mae (Gill) Coker
May 14, 1915 - May 30, 1968

Mrs. L. B. Coker

Mrs. L. B. (Della Mae) Coker, 53, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital early Thursday after being rushed from her home, 818 S. 9th St. by ambulance.

She was a native of Cryer Creek and member of the Cryer Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; one son, Bernard Lee Coker, Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Bob Williams, Greenwood, Texas; four grandchildren; one brother, Hubert Gill, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. G. Morris, Barry; and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Eva Elizabeth (Hagler) Holmes
Mar 2, 1896 - May 29, 1968

Mrs. Holmes
FROST—(Spl.)—Mrs. Eva Elizabeth Holmes, 72, died Wednesday in a Hillsboro medical center. She was born March 2, 1896 in Bell county.

Services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Frost. Interment will be in Frost cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, James W. Holmes of Frost; three brothers, Russell Hagler of Brownwood, Lee Hagler of Santo, and Jack Hagler of Belen, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. May Wilson and Mrs. Earl Brown, both of Temple; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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John L. Caffy
Mar 8, 1881 - Mar 4, 1960

Tuesday Rites For J. L. Caffy

Funeral services for John L. Caffy, 79, was held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel with Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, conducting the final rites. Interment is scheduled in Hamilton cemetery.

A retired farmer, Mr. Caffy died early Monday in the home of a Corsicana daughter after an extended illness. He had lived in the Angus community the past 54 years. He was born in Murphreesboro, Tenn.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. John L. Caffy, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Avin O. Martin, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. D. Youngblood, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Kay Martin and John L. Youngblood, one brother, F. P. Caffy, Angus; one sister, Mrs. Lannie Becton, Murphreesboro, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Walter Stewart, Hubert Joyner, O. L. Pitts, Otto Vaughn, Marvin White and Jimmy Cobb.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Tulyer J. (Powell) Caffy
Jan 20, 1881 - Mar 2, 1957

Mrs. Frank Caffy Expires Saturday

Mrs. Frank Caffy, 75, of Angus, died in the Navarro Clinic late Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Risin, Ark., Mrs. Caffy had resided in Navarro county 62 years.

Surviving are her husband of Angus; a son, W. O. Caffy, Angus; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Thursday, Houston; two granddaughters, Patricia and Sandra Thurston, both of Houston; a brother, Walter Powell, California; two sisters, Mrs. L. S. Moran, Terrell, and Mrs. Maggie Barnard, Tulsa, Okla., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Jones, Preston Brown, J. R. English, Jr., Morris Bodily, Walter Stewart and Ted Bray.

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Frank Peter Caffy
Dec 9, 1874 - Sep 20, 1962

Frank Caffy Rites Friday

Funeral services for Frank P. Caffy, 86, of 6754 Limestone, Houston, who died Thursday morning in Houston, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, W. O. Caffy, Luling; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Thurston, Houston, and Mrs. Morris Bodily, Corsicana, who was reared in the Caffy home as a daughter, two granddaughters and other relatives.

Caffy resided in the Angus community 63 years before moving to Houston.

Pallbearers were Walter Stewart, Morris Bodily, Lester Jones, Henry Slate, Burt Jones, Marion White, and Cecil Johnston.

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Wylie Roe Lowrey
Jan 22, 1887 - Jun 30, 1966

W. R. Lowrey Dies Thursday Rites Friday

Wiley Roe Lowrey, 79, retired pipeline worker, 402 West First Avenue, died Thursday morning at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home here.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel, with Rev. Robert Potts, First Baptist Church pastor, conducting. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Jeter, also of Corsicana; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Frank Arnett, Porter Sneed, M. C. Dickson, S. B. Nowell, Percy Nowell and Jimmy Morris.

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Selettie (Howard) Adams
Dec 15, 1918 - Jun 06, 1976

Mrs. Adams

BRUSHY PRAIRIE—Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the M. E. Methodist Church in Brushy Prairie community for Mrs. Selettie Adams, 57, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Alvin Joe Bagsby will officiate, and burial will be at Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Timp Adams of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Romana Randle of Buffalo and Miss Audrey Adams and Miss Judy Adams both of Frost; seven sons, Tom Adams of Fort Worth, Artis Lee Adams of Lincoln, Neb., Doris Lee Adams of Fort Worth, Kirby Adams, Timp Adams, Jr., and Mon Jay Adams all of Frost, and George Pete Adams of Frankfurt, Germany.

Sons will be pallbearers.

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Arnold W. Armstrong
Apr 27, 1916 - Oct 04, 1972

A. Armstrong
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Saints Delight Methodist Church in the Brushie Prairie Community for Arnold Armstrong of Frost who died Wednesday morning at Hubbard Hospital as a result of a Sept. 9 car accident in Hubbard.

Rev. G. Morris, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Funeral services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, the Rev. D. R. Armstrong of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Allen of Fort Worth, Mrs. Betty Elam of Dallas and Mrs. Claudett Saleman of Dallas; his mother, Lizzie H. Williams of Brushie Prairie; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Marcellas Shultz, Bobby Meakins, Clyde Beavers, Thurman Shultz, Charles Hunt and Walter Schultz.

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John Allen Younger
Jan 18, 1921 - Aug 05, 1972

J. A. Younger
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Brushie Prairie Community Church for John Allen Younger, 52, of Abilene and native of Navarro County who died Aug. 5 at the Veteran’ Administration Hospital in Big Spring.

Burial will be in Brushy Prairie Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

He was a retired truck driver and member of Morning Star Baptist Church of Abilene and the Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 77. He was also a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mirthalee Younger of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Love of Denver Colo.; his mother, Mrs. Fannie Younger of Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Johnson and Mrs. Edna Lusk, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Dru Young and Mrs. Lean Mitchell both of Waco; two brothers, G. C. Younger of Dawson and Fred Younger of Houston; and four grandchildren.

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Jewell E. Miller, Sr.
Apr 14, 1903 - Dec 08, 1972

J. Miller, Sr.

FROST—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Baptist Church in Frost for Jewell Miller Sr., 69 of Frost, who died Friday at Littlefield, Tex.

Rev. C. L. Decker will officiate, with burial to follow at Brushy Prairie Cemetery near Pelham Community.

Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include five sons, Weldon Miller of Blooming Grove, Ernest Miller of Dallas, Rufus Miller of Fort Worth, Lonnie Simmons of Fort Worth, and Jewell Miller, Jr., of Lubbock; four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Thomas of Frost, Mrs. Bobbie Luster of Lewisville, Miss Morine Miller and Mrs. Lizzie Carey, both of Fort Worth; four sisters, and other relatives.

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Katherine (Williams) Simmons-Miller
Nov 08, 1926 - Sept 29, 1971

Mrs. Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Miller, 44, of Frost, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Taylor Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. C. L. Deckard, pastor of the church, will officiate, and burial will be in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Jewell Miller of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Thomas of Frost; a son, Lonnie Simmons, Jr. of Fort Worth; father Raymond Williams and mother, Mrs. Mary Adams of Frost; ten grandchildren; and other relatives.

Born in Ellis County Nov. 8, 1926, Mrs. Miller was a member of the North Ebenezer Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

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Tyree Taylor
Jan 6, 1901 - Apr 28, 1971

Taylor
Funeral services for Tyree Taylor, 70, of Frost will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Taylor Chapel Baptist Church in Frost. Rev. C. D. Deckard will officiate with burial in Brushy Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

Mr. Taylor died Wednesday at his home in Frost.

A member of the Taylor Chapel Baptist Church, he was born in York on January 6, 1901. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Taylor.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Taylor of Frost; three sons, Curtis Taylor and T. J. Taylor both of Frost, and Willie Taylor of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Bundage of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Montgomery of Corpus Christi; one brother, Zelman Taylor of Corpus Christi, fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lonza Wallace, Latimore Smith, John Hailey, Ned Hill, Dug Warren, Rogers Proctor.

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Mary Ester (Morris) Greer-Love
Sep 21, 1902 - Feb 13, 1974

Mrs. Love

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Andrews A. M. E. Church in Brushie Prairie Community for Mrs. Mary Love, 71, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. C. D. Decker will officiate and burial will be at Brushy Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was secretary of the Sunday school classes at St. Andrews A. M. E. Church and was a member of the Heroines of Jerico Queen Ester Court No. 32 of the Brushie Prairie Community.

Survivors include four sons, Lorenza Greer of Lanham, Maryland, Doss Greer of Fort Worth, L. G. Greer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Chester Ray Love of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Corine Greer of Frost and Mrs. Jessie Burley of Trinidad; seven grandchildren; two great-grand children; a brother, Nervil Morris of Los Angeles, Calif.; and other relatives.

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Arthur Larremore
Sep 23, 1882 - Jul 15, 1974

A. Larremore

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Tyree A. M. E. Church in Blooming Grove for Arthur Larremore, 91, resident of Blooming Grove who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Larry Rosenburg of Dallas will officiate, and burial will be at Brushy Prairie Cemetery near Pelham Community.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emma Larremore of Blooming Grove; a son, Vernon Larremore Sr., 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Katie Bloodworth of Lockhart, Tex.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Larremore, Jr., Elzie Larremore, Gary Larremore, Frank Williams, Jr., David Nelson and James Nelson.

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Retha Cook
Jan 4, 1914 - Jul 9, 1973

Mrs. Cook

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree A. M. E. Church of Blooming Grove for Mrs. Retha Cook, 59, a Frost native. Rev. Larry Rosenburrough will officiate, and burial will follow in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Surviving are one son, four sisters, three brothers, two grandchildren and one uncle.

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Mrs. Cook
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree A. M. E. Church of Blooming Grove for Mrs. Retha Cook, 59, a native of Frost who died Monday in Fort Worth.

Rev. Larry Rosenburrough will officiate, and burial will follow in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Surviving are one son, Jimmy Porter of Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Pansy Raglin of Dallas, Mrs. Lucy Prescott and Mrs. Nora Williams, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ivery Clay of Hobbs N. Me.; three brothers, Preston Cook, Fairbanks Cook and Arthur Cook, all of Dallas; two grandchildren, Ray Glen Porter and Margaret Pearl Porter, both of Fort Worth, and one uncle, Henry Jennings of Waco.

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Saint Alexander
Aug 10, 1904 - Dec 11, 1973

S. Alexander

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in God in Frost for Saint Alexander, 69, Frost, who died Tuesday in the Hillsboro Hospital. Burial was in Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, a son and several grandchildren.

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Charles Perry “Charlie” Jones
Apr 18, 1875 - Mar 29, 1949

C. P. JONES RITES PLANNED TUESDAY; DIED AT PURSLEY

C. P. Jones, aged 72 years, died at his residence in the Pursley community Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at the Pursley Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon but the funeral hour had not been announced early Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; a daughter, Mrs. A. E. Matthews, Pursley; a son, E. F. Jones, Pursley; a brother, Jerome Jones, Dawson; three sisters, Miss Millie Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Belle Lyles, Union High, and Mrs. J. W. Sowell, Pittsburgh, Tenn., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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C.P. JONES RITES ARE HELD TUESDAY; UNION HIGH BURIAL

Funeral services for C. P. Jones, 72, who died at his home in Pursley Monday morning were held from the Pursley Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Union High Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Bro. Hellums, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; a son, E. F. Jones, and a daughter of Pursley; three sisters, Miss Millie Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Belle Lyles, Union High, and Mrs. J. W. Sowell Pittsburg, Tenn.; a brother Jerome Jones, Dawson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lester Beall, John Mahoney, Curtis Clemons, Arthur Price, Cecil Humbert and Goldman Blackmon.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Julia Ann (Wicker) Jones
Sep 26, 1867 - Mar 10, 1963

Mrs. C. P. Jones Rites Monday

Mrs. C. P. Jones, 95, of Pursley, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Pursley Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ Minister. burial was in the Board Tree Cemetery in the Union High community.

She was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are a son, E. F. Jones, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Aubrey Matthews, Corsicana; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother Greely Wicker, Blue Ridge; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Hardin, Edward Hale, Elmer Adams, Curtis Clemons, Charles Copeland, Ned Murray, Max Ganze and Cah Ganze.

Corley directed.

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Elbert Fred Jones
Feb 28, 1902 - Nov 4, 1974

E. F. Jones
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for E. F. (Fred) Jones, 74, who died Monday at the Twilight Home. Burial will be in Board Tree Cemetery at Union High in Navarro County.

He was a native of Navarro County and a retired farmer.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rosaline Matthews of Pursley; one nephew, Arvine Matthews of Pursley; and a niece, Mrs. Mary Slater of Navarro Mills.

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E. F. Jones

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E. F. (Fred) Jones, 74, who died Monday at Twilight Home.

Rev. David Owen, Church of Christ minister, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Board Tree Cemetery at Union High in Navarro County.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Rosaline Matthews of Pursley; one nephew and a niece.

Pallbearers include Elvin Slater, Wallace Proy, A. H. Murray, Roy Walker, Elmer Adams, Major Murray, W. L. Pursley, and Max Gaines.

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Alvin Otto Martin
Mar 9, 1913 - Jul 7, 1953

Alvin O. Martin Dies Tuesday Of Heart Attack
Alvin O. Martin, 40, native of Corsicana, died of a heart attack Tuesday night after collapsing at the Southwestern Oil and refining Company at Corpus Christi, where he was employed.

Martin was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital. W. A. Gillelord, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death due to a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ here Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B.Thomas, Corpus Christi Church of Christ minister, assisted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the local church.

Martin was reared in Corsicana, the son of Mrs. J. E. Martin and the late J. E. Martin. He has resided at Corpus Christi for the past 17 years.

He was a member of the Ayers Street Church of Christ, and active in Masonic circles. He was a member and past master of the Corpus Christi Lodge 189, A. F. and A. M.; a member of the Perham Chapter 91, R.A.M.; a member of the Corpus Christi Commandery 57, Knights Templar; and past patron of Corpus Christi Chapter 354, Order Eastern Star.

Survivng are his wife and daughter, Kay 338 Rossiter, Corpus Christi; mother, Mrs. J. E. Martin, 507 North Twelfth street, Corsicana; a brother, A. F. Martin, California; four sisters, Mrs. D. S. Hinesley, Waco; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Floyd F. Knotts, Overton, and Mrs. H. E. Gentsch, Gladewater.

Corley will direct.

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Alton Lee Almond
Mar 11, 1912 - Sep 4, 1994

Alton Lee Almond

Alton Lee Almond, 82, of Dawson, died Sept. 4, 1994 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Weldon Barnard officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

He was born March 11, 1912 in Purdon and was a lifelong resident of Dawson. He was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Zuma Anis Almond of Dawson; two sons, Lonnie Almond of Irving and Dorman Almond of Garland; two brothers, Charlie Almond of Carrollton and Clyde Almond of Whitewright, Texas; four sisters, Letha Adams of Corsicana and Leona Wheeler, Lometa Tanner and Wanda Derden, all of Dallas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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John Henry Whitener
Feb 20, 1891 - Jan 10, 1940

Brushy Prairie Farmer Buried ON Thursday Afternoon
DAWSON, Jan. 13, --John Whitener, prominent farmer of the Brushy Prairie community, died suddenly at his home Wednesday night.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

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Maggie Cornelia (Haynes) Whitener
Sep 3, 1862 - May 13, 1919

West End News.

All right, Mr. Editor and Sun-Light Chats, here I come again.

Grandma Whitner of Spring Hill died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Obe Vest, of Brushy Prairie on Monday night, the 12th, and was buried the next day in the Dawson Cemetery. She leaves and aged husband, Uncle Bill Whitener, and several children, all grown and married. Grandma has been an invalid for a long time, but her sufferings and trials on this old earth are over and we all sympathize with the bereaved husband and children.

May 19. UNCLE JOHN

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A. B. Graham
Nov 26, 1909 - Sep 11, 1991

A. B. Graham

A. b. Graham, 81, of Dawson, died Sept. 11, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Wade Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 26, 1909, in Dawson. He was a life-long resident of Dawson and was a retired supervisor from the Mexia State School. He was also a farmer and a rancher. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Billie Graham in April 1983.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Robert (Bob) and Lampueng Graham of Lecompte, La.; and three grandchildren.

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Lorene Ida (Merrell) Bressie
Aug 6, 1903 - Mar 17, 1983

Mrs. Lorene Merrell Bressie

Mrs. Lorene Merrell Bressie, 79, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Navarro Baptist Church.

Her husband, Jack Bressie, precededed her in death Oct. 1, 1974.

Survivors include one son, Jack L. Bressie, of Farmers Branch; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank Merrell and Carrell Merrell, both of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Lucy Annette (Sikes) Mims
May 12, 1901 - Oct 23, 1965

Mrs. W. D. Mims Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

Mrs. W. D. (Annette) Mims, 64, of 620 South Fourteenth street, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday night following a stroke at the family home Saturday about 5 a. m.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Purvis, pastor of the Central Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Native of Georgia, Mrs. Mims came to Corsicana as a small child and had been a clerk with the J. M. Dyer Company for many years.

Surviving are her husband, W. D. Mims, Corsicana; two brothers, J. W. Sikes, Montezuma, Ga., and Basil Sikes, Sundown, a sister, Mrs. B. A. (Cozette) Crews, Dallas; a nephew, Henry B. Sikes, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. R. B. Peacock, Dallas, and Mrs. Virgil Pope, San Antonio and other relatives.

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Zelda Zeula (Mays) Humbert
May 17, 1910 - Jul 13, 1986

Mrs. James Humbert

Mrs. James (Zelda) Humbert, 76, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were today at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Brantley Humbert, Marcus Humbert, James Owen, Dan Paschall, Slim Bolen, Billy Humbert, Billy Owen and Dale Simmons.

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Oliver Newton Little
Mar 26, 1901 - Apr 30, 1985

Oliver Little

Service for Oliver Little, 84, of Corsicana, who died Saturday will be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Williams officiating.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Chuck Mathes, Charlie Mathes, James Heifner, Jimmy Little, George Blackwood and Johnny Mosley

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Ada Neely (Beamon) Cooley-Biggs
Mar 30, 1894 - May 6, 1973

Mrs. Biggs

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church for Mrs. Ada Biggs, 78, of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Corsicana.

Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

She was a native of Texas and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Troy Cooley of Corsicana and S. J. Cooley of Midland; a daughter, Estell Parker of Wortham; a brother, J. B. Beamon of Corsicana; two sisters, Liddie Allred and Mrs. Estella Goodman both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 7, 1973
  • 1st husband William Everett Cooley buried at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery 2nd husband unk Biggs d/o Joseph F. Beamon and Martella (Campbell) Beamon
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Annis Dora Butler
Oct 13, 1922 - Jan 7, 2000

Ann Butler

Ann Butler, 77, of Temple and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Winston Nursing Home in Temple.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery, with J. W. Perry officiating.

Mrs. Butler was born Oct. 13, 1922 in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her nephews, Earl Perry of Dallas, J. W. Perry of Temple and Charles Perry of Irving; nieces, Patricia Butler of Austin and Fran Holbert of Little Rock, Ark.; and cousin, Lila Rutherford of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Violet Vice Frances (Butcher) Dunaway
Nov 16, 1907 - Sep 14, 1994

Violet F. Dunaway

Violet F. Dunaway, 86, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 14, 1994, in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Marvin Moore officiating. Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son, Ray L. Dunaway of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Brenda Gullatt of Blooming Grove,; five grandchildren, Loren Gullatt, Mike, Bart, and Calvin Dunaway, and Raejeana Beckham, all of Blooming Grove; four great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one great-great- granddaughter.

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Thomas Allen Ellis
Dec 30, 1906 - Dec 3, 1989

Allen Ellis
Allen Ellis, 82, of Weatherford and formerly of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 3, 1989, in Oklahoma.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Bob Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ellis in 1946.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Ellis of Mobile, Ala.; three daughters, Billie Waldrip of Richland Hills, Naomi Fleming of Kingston, Okla., and Janie Doshier, of Brock, Texas; one step-daughter, Nellie Willis of Mobile, Ala,; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ruby (McSpadden) Ellis
Aug 19, 1882 - Aug 15, 1969

Mrs. Ruby Ellis

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)—Funeral services were held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Ruby Ellis of Blooming Grove who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Roy Davis of Corsicana officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

A native of Drane, she would have been 87 on Aug. 19. She was the widow of the late Dr. W. M. Ellis.

She is survived by four sisters, Love Padgett of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Birdie Dodson of Malakoff; Mrs. Lula Westbrook of Big Spring, and Mrs. Virginia Kuntz of Dallas; three brothers, Seth, Clayton and J. O. McSpadden, all of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ralph McSpadden, Gerald McSpadden, Danny McSpadden, Justin McSpadden, George Crider, Dr. Richard Sanders, Darrell Highley and Delmer Tipping.

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Canna C. (Holliefield) Ewing
May 6, 1895 - May 30, 1968

Ewing Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Canna Ewing, 73, Blooming Grove who died Thursday, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. The pastor, the Rev. Ronnie Chesser, and the Rev. Mel Hardin, pastor of the Center Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, a daughter, two sisters, one brother, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Homer Ewing
Jan 23, 1923 - Dec 7, 1992

Homer Ewing

Homer Ewing, 69, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 8, 1992 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Barry Fike officiating. The burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Ila Frederick of Blooming Grove.

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Lee Roy Ewing
Aug 14, 1912 - Mar 29, 1984

Leroy Ewing

BLOOMING GROVE—Leroy Ewing, 71, of Blooming Grove, died at his residence today.

Service is pending at Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glady Ewing of Blooming Grove; a son, James Leroy Ewing of Corsicana; a daughter Billie Vasquez of Pearland; a brother, Homer Ewing of Blooming Grove; a sister, Ila Frederick of Blooming Grove; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Buford Holliefield, Curtis Holliefield, George McCarter, Don Barham, Hershel Barham, and Thomas Oliphant.

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Opal Gertrude Farish
Sep 25, 1911 - Jun 22, 1987

Opal Farish

Opal Farish, 75, of Hillsboro, died Monday at the Canterbury Villa.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Mark Farish will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Farish of Irving; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers are Jack Farish, Larry Farish, Beauford Farish, Ronald Lynch, Buck Farish and Lee Farish.

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Walter William Farish
Jul 1, 1886 - Aug 9, 1980

Walter Farish

BLOOMING GROVE—Walter W. Farish, 94, of Blooming Grove, who died Saturday night in Terrell.

Service is Monday, 3 p.m., Ballard Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Henry H. Kinkeade, First Baptist Church of Irving, officiating.

Burial follows at Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a lifelong resident of Navarro County and a retired farmer.

Survivors include two sons, Loyd Farish, of Irving, and Clyde Farish of Lockney; a daughter, Opal Farish, of Hillsboro; a brother, John Farish of Corsicana; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Minnie Lee Jackson, of Corsicana, and Myra Jackson of Temple.

Pallbearers are great-grandsons.

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Myra D. (Weatherby) Cohen
Mar 30, 1919 - Feb 9, 1981

Myra Cohen

Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church here for Myra Weatherby Cohen, formerly of Corsicana who died Feb. 9 in Orlando, Fla., and not Wednesday (today) As previously reported.

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Iva Ella (Hodges) Griffin
died Mar 30, 1981

Iva Griffin

Iva Griffin, of Hearne, died Monday in Marlin Hospital. She was a former Corsicana resident.

Service is 3 p.m. Thursday in the Heartfeld Funeral Home in Hearne.

She was employed as a ticket agent at the Continental Trailways depot for eight years while a Corsicana resident.

Survivors include one daughter, Alice Griffin, of Goose Creek, S. C.; two sons, Joe Griffin of Corsicana and Sam Griffin, of Shreveport, La.; and six grandchildren.

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George Washington Yerby
Aug 28, 1893 - Aug 3, 1986

George Yerby
George Yerby, 92, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Parkrow Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Emeral Hill Cemetery at Kennedale.

Survivors include two sons, J. C. Yerby of Whitney and L. C. Yerby of Corsicana; a brother, Willie Yerby of Houston; a sister, Ida Johnson of Whitney; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Leon Stough, Jay Martinez, Terry Forbes, John Burns, James Alexander and Allen Ward.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 4, 1986
  • Emeral Hill Cemetery, Kennedale, Texas
  • h/o Alma Cardia (McClain) Yerby s/o Franklin Monroe “Frank” Yerby and Nancy (Simons) Yerby
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Theodore F. “Bud” Davis
Feb 17, 1906 - Dec 28, 1989

T. F. Davis
T. F. (Bud) Davis, 83, of Kilgore, died Dec. 28, 1989, in Stone Road Nursing Center.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosehood Cemetery, with Rev. Buddy Duggins officiating. Rader Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 17, 1906, in Forney Texas. He was a retired maintenance foreman with the Texas Highway Department.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda McCoy of Kilgore; one brother, Billy Ed Davis of Abilene; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Brenham, Texas.

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Mertice Idell (Chapman) Smith
abt 1916 - Apr 22, 1991

Mertice Smith
Mertice Smith, 75, of Lanely, died Apr. 22, 1991, in Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dwight Atchley officiating. Burial will be in Dew Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zelon R. Smith, and three brothers, Otis Chapman, Arthur Chapman, Jr., and Gaines Chapman.

Survivors include two sisters, Dovie Gandy of Silas, Ala., and Pauline Lambert of Columbia, Miss.; three brothers, Ottasee Chapman and N. W. Chapman (Snooks), both of Gilbertown, Ala., and Alman Chapman of Thibodaux, La.; one sister-in-law, Mrs., Pat (Ralph) Smith of Teague; and several nieces and nephews.

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George Arlington Kelley
Feb 12, 1905 - Apr 21, 1985

George Kelley
BLOOMING GROVE—George A. Kelley, 80, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Malakoff Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Kelley of Blooming Grove; five sons, Marvin M. Kelley of Balch Springs, William A. Kelley of Mexia, Troy G. Kelley, Mesquite, Ollie Gene Kelley of Blooming Grove, and Kenneth C Kelley of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Sue
O’Pry of Silver City and Mrs. J. B. Sephenson of Mexia; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday April 22, 1985
  • Malakoff cemetery, Malakoff, Tx.
  • h/o Gladys Hattie (Howell) Kelley s/o James Henry Kelley and Susie Elizabeth (Collins) Kelley
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Erma Jean “Bett” Martin
Oct 6, 1933 - Feb 3, 1976

Erma Martin
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Second Mission Baptist Church for Erma Jean (Bett) Martin, 42, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Dallas Baylor Hospital.

The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate, and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.

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Richard Martin Thomas Sr.
Feb 11, 1916 - Apr 3, 1982

Richard Martin Thomas, Sr.

Richard Martin Thomas, Sr., 66, Corsicana, died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital.

Service is Saturday, 1 p.m., Bethel A. M. E. Church. Burial at Woodland Cemetery.

Wake service is Friday, 7 p.m., Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He was a veteran of World War II and a retired rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verdell Cox Thomas of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Linder Simpson, of Houston, and Miss Marie Thomas, of Corsicana; two sons, Richard M. Thomas, Jr., of Corsicana, and Renard Thomas of Lake Jackson; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Verma Williams, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, James Thomas, of Houston, Steve Thomas, of Las Vegas, and Evan Thomas of Houston.

Pallbearers are Chester B. Thomas, Ray Gardner, Alfred Martin, John O. Gullory, Charlie Francis and Harold Hamilton.

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Willie Ola (Watson) Jordan
Feb 8, 1911 - Jul 4, 1982

Willie Ola Jordan

Willie Ola Jordan, 71, of Avalon, died Sunday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Della Brown of Corsicana, Leola Smith of Kerens, Nora Coy and Pauline Miles, both of Marshall and Pearline Landurn; one son, Jimmy Dean Jordan, of Avalon; two sisters, Clemmie Lee Richardson, of Hillsboro, and Ida Mae Williams, of Arizona; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Pack Davis
abt 1885 - Jul 23, 1982

Pack Davis

Pack Davis, 97, of Corsicana, died Friday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is Tuesday, 3 p.m. at Second Mission Baptist Church. Burial at Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Willie Davis, of Corsicana, 13 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

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Randall (Jack) Carter
May 6, 1895 - Nov 1, 1981

Randall (Jack) Carter

Randall (Jack) Carter, 86, of Corsicana, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Service is 3 p.m. Wednesday in Calvary Baptist Church. Burial in Woodland. The wake service is 7 p.m. tonight in Ross & Johnson Mortuary.

He was a retired brick mason, a World War I veteran and a member of St. Andrews Lodge 7/8112.
He is survived by his wife, Nesree Carter, of Corsicana; two sisters, Mamie Oaks and Clara McDaniels, both of Corsicana; and one brother, Moses Carter, Jr., of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 3, 1981
  • h/o Nesree “Nezry” (Albert) Carter married Oct. 31, 1928 s/o Moses Carter, Sr. and Florence (unk) Carter
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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